LIFT in 2024 with Kevin Hart’s New Sky-High Comedy

Kevin Hart's new heist movie 'LIFT' is set to take audiences on a thrilling ride at 40,000 feet, blending action, suspense, and humor in a unique high-flying adventure.

As 2024 dawns, get ready for an adrenaline-fueled heist at 40,000 feet with Kevin Hart in the much-anticipated film, LIFT. Directed by F. Gary Gray, this high-stakes thriller is set to elevate the heist genre to new heights on Netflix.

All Aboard

LIFT follows the story of Cyrus Whitaker, portrayed by Kevin Hart, who leads an international crew on a daring mission to steal $500 million in gold from a passenger plane mid-flight. The film promises a blend of intense action, suspense, and Hart’s signature comedic flair.


Joining Hart is a stellar ensemble cast, including Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vincent D’Onofrio, Úrsula Corberó, Billy Magnussen, and Jacob Batalon. The film also features Jean Reno and Sam Worthington in pivotal roles, with additional cast members Viveik Kalra, Yun Jee Kim, Burn Gorman, and Paul Anderson adding to the dynamic lineup.

The Flight Crew

(L to R) Kevin Hart as Cyrus, Vincent D’Onofrio as Denton, Úrsula Corberó as Camila, Billy Magnussen as Magnus, Yun Jee Kim as Mi-Sun, Viveik Kalra as Luke and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Abby in Lift. Cr. Matt Towers/Netflix © 2023

Written by Daniel Kunka and produced by a team including Hart himself, LIFT is a collaborative effort between Hartbeat, Kinberg Genre Films, and 6th & Idaho Motion Picture Company. Executive producers include F. Gary Gray, Brent O’Connor, and Patricia Braga.

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F. Gary Gray, known for his work on The Italian Job and The Fate of the Furious, brings his expertise in action-packed storytelling to LIFT. His vision for the film is to create a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat experience that combines high-stakes drama with the complexities of executing a heist in the sky.

Heist at an All-New Altitude

LIFT. Billy Magnussen as Magnus in Lift. Cr. Christopher Barr/Netflix © 2023

With its unique premise and an ensemble of talented actors, LIFT is poised to be a standout film in 2024. Audiences can expect a mix of suspense, action, and humor, all wrapped in a plot that challenges the limits of traditional heist movies.

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The concept of a heist on a plane adds an innovative twist to the genre. The logistical challenges and the confined space of an aircraft will undoubtedly raise the stakes, making LIFT a unique addition to heist cinema.

Need a Lift?

(L to R) Kevin Hart as Cyrus, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Abby, Úrsula Corberó as Camila, Jean Reno as Jorgensen and Martina Avogadri as Leviathan Leader in Lift. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023

Known primarily for his comedic roles, Hart’s venture into a more action-oriented character in LIFT showcases his versatility as an actor. His ability to blend humor with serious, high-stakes scenarios has been well-received in past projects, and LIFT is expected to further cement his status as a multifaceted performer.

Lift premieres exclusively on Netflix on January 12, 2024.

About Lift

Release Date: January 12, 2024
Director: F. Gary Gray
Writer: Daniel Kunka
Producers: Kevin Hart and Bryan Smiley for Hartbeat; Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon for Kinberg Genre Films; Matt Reeves and Adam Kassan for 6th & Idaho Motion Picture Company
Executive Producers: F. Gary Gray, Brent O’Connor, Patricia Braga
Cast: Kevin Hart, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vincent D’Onofrio, Úrsula Corberó, Billy Magnussen, Jacob Batalon, with Jean Reno and Sam Worthington.
Additional Cast: Viveik Kalra, Yun Jee Kim, Burn Gorman, Paul Anderson

An international heist crew, led by Cyrus Whitaker (Kevin Hart), race to lift $500 million in gold from a passenger plane at 40,000 feet.

Are you ready for a heist like no other, set high above the clouds? How do you think Kevin Hart and his crew will tackle the unique challenges of a high-altitude heist? What are your expectations for the blend of action, suspense, and humor in this thrilling adventure? Let us know what you think about Lift on Discord.

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Professional Nerd | Amateur Human | Creative/Content Director The best way to describe Kevin Fenix is the kid you never tell what the buttons do in video games so you have a chance to win. Being 6’ 4” and Asian, he never really fit in, so he got comfortable standing out. Not only is it easy to find him in crowds, he dabbles in the culinary arts, does a little stand up and improv, and can honestly say Spider-Man is the Jesus-like influence of his life. Kevin Fenix loves dogs, movies, television, comics, comedy, and to shoot people… with video.